Suzuki Reno
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Suzuki
Model: Reno
Suzuki Reno

This model has been rebadged over and over around the world. Visually identical models are currently also sold as the Chevrolet Nubira in some European markets. Further, it is sold as the Chevrolet Optra and the Chevrolet Optra5 in Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Central America, South America, India, Pakistan, Arabia, Southeast Asia, and South Africa. The Suzuki Forenza and the Suzuki Reno are the models being sold in the United States. The Buick Excelle HRV can be found in China, and the Holden Viva in Australia and New Zealand. Further, the hatchback version has recently been launched in India as the Chevrolet SRV. In North America, the cars feature only one engine, a gasoline-powered 2.0 L 4-cylinder E-TEC II made by Holden, which develops a maximum power of a 126 hp or 94 kW or 119 hp or 89 kW at 5600 rpm. As of 2007, the first generation Reno still remains in production and is still sold as the Chevrolet Optra in Canada. This is a prime example of a world car that is not even recognizable as a world car because of all the name changes, which is really too bad. The Suzuki Reno originally went on sale in the United States in 2004, at which time it replaced the Daewoo Nubira station wagon and sedan. This occurred when Daewoo's North American operations were ended in 2002. The Reno sits between the Aerio and the now-discontinued Verona. The sedan and wagon model were designed by Pininfarina, and the hatchback by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The hatchback, known as the Lacetti-5 in Korea, was introduced in the summer of 2003. A later second version, which was merely a face lifted version of the original, was launched in 2006. The Daewoo Lacetti itself is a compact car made by the South Korean automaker GM Daewoo. It was offered as a four-door sedan, a five-door hatchback or a five-door station wagon.

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